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Can You Help Sustain Camp?

Camp Hochelaga recognizes that, at this time, the safety and health of our community is paramount. In response to COVID-19, we have suspended camp sessions and programs for the 2020 season. As we navigate these unprecedented circumstances, we need your help to keep Camp strong until we can all be together again for summer 2021.

Your Contribution Will Help with Essential Expenses Only

We recognize that families and communities are experiencing new and additional financial hardships right now. Please only make a contribution to sustain Camp Hochelaga if you are in a financial position to do so. Here at Hochelaga we are doing everything we can to streamline our overhead expenses and ensure that all funds are used solely for the essential expenses that will allow Camp to open to our community again for summer 2021 and years to come. Please reach out with any questions about the use of your donation.

Ways to Give

YWCA Vermont Camp Hochelaga welcomes financial donations via many avenues. We are excited to announce our new online giving option!

To donate by credit card (all major cards accepted), click the Give Online button below. If you would like your gift to be used for a specific project or purpose, please include a note about your designation when prompted in the online giving process.

To donate by mail, mail your check, along with a completed Gift Form, to Camp Hochelaga, 34 Hochelaga Road, South Hero VT 05486

To donate by phone, call (802) 862-7520

YWCA Vermont is a 501(c)3 non-profit Tax ID 03-0214632, your gift is tax-deductible

 

SUPPORT IMMEDIATE NEEDS & ONGOING PROJECTS*

*Updated June 6, 2020: at this time, as YWCA Vermont Camp Hochelaga navigates the suspension of our 2020 camp season in response to COVID-19, we ask you to consider making a contribution to help sustain Camp through this challenging period. Camp Hochelaga's Staff and Board of Directors are working hard to streamline operating costs and overhead expenses such that the organization's limited resources are put towards expenses that are essential to our ability to open our front gate for a strong 2021 season.

To learn more about how your contribution would help keep our lights on and our team in place, or what Camp Hochelaga's essential expenses include, please reach out! Give us a call (802) 862-7520, or email contactus@ywcavt.org.

The immediate and ongoing projects outlined below have been temporarily placed on hold as we ensure the survival of Camp through a summer season without campers on site. All contributions previously received towards the below projects are secured and will continue to be designated as intended by the donors to help accomplish these much needed improvements as soon as possible! If you are interested and able to make a contribution to Camp Hochelaga at this time, we ask you to consider a general use gift to sustain Camp.

 

Replace the Tennis Courts: $37,000 total project cost 

GENEROUS DONORS HAVE HELPED US RAISE THE FULL $37,000 NEEDED ALREADY! GROUND BREAKING IN JUNE, 2020

Tennis has been a part of Camp Hochelaga tradition for many decades. Campers and staff of all ages have played hard and honed their skills on camp's beloved clay courts. As Camp Hochelaga enters her 101st year, the clay courts are in need of updating. Camp Hochelaga will break ground on this much needed improvement in June, 2020. We are so grateful for the support and generosity of our alumni and camper families!

Put a New Roof on a Cabin: $2,000 per roof - ONLY 4 LEFT TO GO!

With the support of generous, dedicated alumnae and donors, Camp Hochelaga has already replaced 8 of our 14 cabin roofs with long-lasting, weather proof metal roofs. Help us meet our goal to replace the remaining 6 cabin roofs!

Add a New Sailboat to the Fleet: $4,000 per boat

Camp Hochelaga's sailing program is growing! We are striving to add 2 Hobie Waves to the fleet for summer 2020.

In addition to the facility needs listed above, Camp Hochelaga is also working to grow supplies in many of our most loved camp programs. For more information on specific program needs or to learn more about current projects at Camp Hochelaga, please contact Hannah Parke, Camp Director at hannah.bogard@ywcavt.org or by phone at (802) 862-7520. Thank you for your commitment to our community!

Testimonials

"I love coming back to 'Laga because camp friends are friends like no other. By the end of the first day, you basically are best friends and by the end of the first week, you are pretty much sisters. I love all my 'Laga sisters!" 

"It's like a second home. There are so many activities! When I get home, I will be campsick! I love Camp Hochelaga" 

"Hochelaga is special because each time I come I meet new people, learn new things, and by the time I'm home, I'm campsick. Everything is exciting because Hochelaga has helped me become open to more new things. My cabin is my bedroom, and Hochelaga is my family! Everyone is kind and caring and the songs warm my heart"

"It's a really safe place to be. Everyone here is nice! Lots of bugs though..." 

"I love Hochelaga. It's the place where I know I can be myself"